In the News

February 2018

Wartburg's spring athletic teams — baseball, softball, men's golfwomen's lacrosse and men's tennis — are preparing for competition, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported on the success of the Wartburg women's basketball team, coached by Bob Amsberry, and the contributions of several Cedar Valley preps: Morgan Neuendorf '18, Emma Gerdes '20, Adrienne Boettger '19, Alecia Kimball '20, Katie Lindeman '20, Ally Conrad '21 and Sarah Morkel '21.

Former Linn-Mar preps Katie Sommer ’18, Kristie Sommer ’18, and Aryn Jones ’18 have been cornerstones of the women's basketball team for four years and this year helped lead them to an undefeated season, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette

The wrestling team earned its 26th consecutive Iowa Conference title, as reported by KWWL and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Rachelle Karstens ’92 was named interim president of Briar Cliff University

Stacey Snyder ’86, a teacher at Orange Elementary School in Waterloo, received the IOWA STEM Teacher Award sponsored by the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. 

The No. 2 ranked wrestling team upset No. 1 Augsburg 21-13 in the annual Battle of the Burgs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKWWL, KWAY, The Predicament, and Team USA.

January 2018

The wrestling team will have the opportunity to avenge its January loss to top-ranked Augsburg during the schools' annual Battle of the Burgs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and on The Open Mat.

Stephanie Anderson Maybee ’09 is a one of the teachers being considered for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award, as reported by the East Side Review News

Ian Coon ’20 was featured in Waukee Living Magazine as the founder of the Iowa Student Learning Institute, a forum that helps empower high school students to speak out. 

Jacob Krakow ’21 talked about his experience on the top-ranked Wartburg wrestling team with the Cedar Rapids Gazette. 

"This Day Forward," a movie about Mike ’96 and Jennifer Johnson ’97 Jensen's continued faith despite a life-changing diagnosis, premiered in the Cedar Valley on Friday, Jan. 19, as reported by KWWL. The film was directed by Brian Ide ’96. 

The wrestling team allowed just six points scored against them during the Iowa Conference Duals in Storm Lake, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 

Sarah Lacina ’96 will attempt to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents as part of the World Marathon Challenge, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported. 

The wrestling team won its 200th consecutive Iowa Conference dual with a 53-0 victory over Luther College, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The women's basketball team, which boasts 20 Iowa players, is ranked No. 2 in the nation, as reported by CBS 2/Fox 28

Lindy Winterscheidt Zars ’02 talked about her work as director of marketing strategy and communication for VGM & Associates and in the community as part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's 20 Under 40 series. 

The wrestling team took second in the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind., as reported by the Des Moines Register

The wrestling team will face Ithaca in the NWCA National Duals semifinals in Fort Wayne, Ind., as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 

The women's basketball team was ranked No. 2 in the poll, the highest ever for the team, as reported by KCRR

Tony Frank ’81 discussed Colorado State University's presence in the new $1 billion National Western Stock Show expansion as an opportunity to engage K-12 students and help guide them toward higher education, as reported by the Denver Post